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  • New York School District Focusing on iPads, Not Textbooks

    iPads are playing an increasingly important role in classroom education in the Empire State.

    In particular, one particularly well-to-do New York City suburb "is betting heavily on technology to help children meet an array of tough Common Core standards."

    The Mineola Union Free School District has embraced Apple's iPad since its inception, but only now are we finally seeing significant widespread deployment of the Apple tablets into the hands of young students in this district.

    In a detailed chronicle of how the devices are used in an academic setting, The Hechinger Report notes that, in one example, a third-grade class used the iPad for nearly 73% of their school work, although good old-fashioned handwriting and paper books haven't been tossed out the window altogether.

    "By embracing iPads while keeping the traditional model of one teacher working with 20-some children, the small school district offers a vision of what the future of digital learning might be," the report reads.

    For a glimpse at what a "typical day" in this iPad-focused third-grade classroom looks like, check out the full report here.

    Source: The Hechinger Report
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New York School District Focusing on iPads, Not Textbooks started by Michael Essany View original post